Find out more about process parameters and the properties of the starting material including how these affect the properties of the final parts and components.
A way to reduce shrinkage and increase dimensional stability of polymers is the addition of inorganic fillers, for instance glass beads. Learn how to determinethermal expansion of 3D printed samples – both unfilled and filled with hollows glass beads.
Metal-based Additive Manufacturing (AM) encompasses a wide range of technologies such as powder bed fusion (PBF) and metal binder jetting. Learn about the molecular structure of metals and why phase diagrams are important for AM processes.
Conductive fillers in polymer powder, like copper spheres and flakes, influence Additive Manufacturing processes. Learn how laser flash analysis allows determination of process setting to print highest quality parts.
Thermosets are irreversibly hardened by curing. Learn about the two distinct ways of curing thermosets, which are used in Additive Manufacturing processes.
The build orientation of samples has an effect on the mechanical properties of Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) parts. Therefore, thermophysical properties need to be assessed in different directions. Learn how to prepare filled samples for laser flash analysis!
Thermosets offers many opportunities for innovative composite manufacturing. Knowledge about the material science of thermosets is crucial as there are some challenges in producing 3D-printed parts at high rate and high quality. Learn more!
The modification of Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) powders with fillers is a good way to modify the properties of the produced parts without the necessity for new powder materials. Learn how to assess the effect of copper fillers on the processing behavior.
Thermoplastics are materials that become pliable when heated to a specific temperature and solidify upon cooling. Learn about their molecular structure, amorphous and semi-crystalline thermoplastics and more!
Due to the still limited number of available materials for the Selective Laser Sintering process, there is a constant demand for materials with different properties. The addition of any filler to SLS powder typically has an effect on the processing behavior. Today, we investigate the crystallization behavior of PA12 powder filled with copper spheres and flakes.